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John Hurt

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

A Man for All Seasons (1966) is a delight to watch.  The multi-Oscar winning period drama charts the true story of the fall of Sir Thomas Moore (Paul Scofield) England's Chancellor during the reign of Henry VIII (Robert Shaw), who lost his…

‘Sound bite’ of the week …..

"I remember talking to Olivier when we were doing Lear. He said: 'When it comes to your obituary they will only mention two or three performances, and they will be the ones that defined you early on.' I said: 'What will they write about…

The Lord Of The Rings (1978)

As flawed as it is ambitious, animator Ralph Bakshi's attempt to make an epic movie from The Lord Of The Rings may have left viewers with a rough, unfinished product (it all ends rather abruptly after the battle at Helm's Deep), but it…

Snowpiercer (2013)

Bullet train of social unrest in a frozen world Bong Joon-ho, the Korean director who has explored a different genre with originality and class each time in his Memories of Murder, The Host, and Mother, does it again with the…

Snowpiercer (2013)

Snowpiercer has been a long time coming. Film fans heard about it some time ago, and the trailer seemed to please most people. Then there was talk of studio interference ahead of the movie getting a release in America. Because Americans…

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

After the success of the Twilight films, delving into the vampire film genre is a risky move.  Gone are the Hammer Horror films where vamps wore capes and actually fed on people.  In the course of a few years, Stephanie Meyer weakened the…

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Only Lovers Left Alive is the first Jim Jarmusch film I have seen in a very long time. Come to think of it, it may even have been the only one since his 1984 big moment with Stranger Than Paradise and I sincerely believe that not having…